Benefits of the CEREC System
By Stephen Rogers on October 23, 2013
One of the most exciting recent advances in dental technology is CEREC® - a revolutionary system that allows us to create crowns and other dental restorations right in our own office. This means fewer appointments for you and more immediate results! It's one of the ways we show our dedication to providing our patients with the most innovative and comprehensive care possible. Here's a brief look at the CEREC System, which is used at our Long Island office.
What Is CEREC?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) is a state-of-the-art dental technology that allows us to create custom porcelain restorations in just one office visit. Traditionally, many procedures - including porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers - required several office visits. But with the CEREC system, perfectly fitted crowns, impeccable dental prosthetics for dental implants, or a flawless set of veneers can be custom-made for you the same day. No more putting up with temporaries for two weeks while we wait on a dental lab. You'll get lab-quality results in a single appointment.
How Does CEREC Work?
The computerized process begins by taking a digital impression of your teeth and creating a digital 3D model. Using special software, your cosmetic dentist then refines the 3D model to design a crown or veneer that will best suit your unique smile. Our staff has received special training on designing beautiful restorations using the CEREC system, and is skilled in the use of this advanced dental technology.
When the design phase is complete, the information is sent to our CEREC machine. Using diamond burs inside the milling unit, the machine fabricates your restoration from a solid block of translucent ceramic - which mimics your natural tooth enamel in appearance and texture. The milling can take as little as four minutes and up to 20 minutes, depending on the complexity of the restoration. Once the crown, veneer, or inlay/onlay is crafted, it will be fitted and bonded to your tooth for a quick, impressive result.
What Are the Benefits for Patients?
Using digital imaging and the revolutionary CEREC system, we can often design and complete your restoration or cosmetic enhancement in a single office visit. That means:
- Customized, high-quality results overseen by our own experts
- A perfect fit for your bite, with quick adjustments in our on-site lab
- Very natural-looking restoration with precise color matching
- Durable restorations, with porcelain crowns lasting as long as metal crowns
- Fewer appointments, fewer injections, and less anesthetic
- No uncomfortable or awkward temporaries
- A nearly immediate increase in self-confidence
With CEREC technology, you'll leave our office with a vibrant new smile!
Learn More about Our Dental Technology
The modern world is becoming increasingly digital, and we’re keeping up! We can transform your smile into one that radiates confidence and natural beauty - and with the ground-breaking CEREC system, your new smile is even closer than you think. If you're interested in porcelain crowns, veneers, or any other CEREC service, we invite you to schedule a consultation, which is free for new patients.
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